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The Healthy Family Mealtime Makeover, Issue #019 -- Take the Breakfast Challenge!
February 25, 2006
Welcome! Learn How to Combine Healthy Recipes with Family Adventure!
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Every time she goes shopping she has learned how to come home with delicious food for her family at a fraction of the cost the grocery store would have liked her to pay!
I would encourage you in this new year of thinking how you will save money with your family's food budget to investigate Lana's ebook, Save Thousands Grocery Shopping & Cook Great Food.
So what's up with parents and kids not eating breakfast every morning?
Get educated about what the typical high carbohydrate breakfast foods may be doing to your body.
Foods high in sugar, even the "natural" fruit sugar will raise blood sugar levels quickly and trigger hunger and sleepiness a few hours later.
Your body still may be hungry from not getting enough fuel 24 hours ago and just responding to the feast or famine cycle of the day before.
Focus on a blend of protein and "hearty" carbohydrates at breakfast. Hearty carbohydrates will give that boost of energy to jumpstart your day.
A mix of protein will be the staying power to keep your body going strong over the next three to four hours until lunch.
Some brands of cereal offer more nutrition than others. According to Nancy Clark, sports nutritionist, "Choose wholesome cereals that are iron-enriched, not loaded with sugar, and have high-fiber bran content."
Cereal is not only a traditional way to go at breakfast but also may be one of the quickest and versatile meals for the morning time rush.
Going the milk and cereal route is a perfect way to combine protein and carbohydrates.
Try the easy recipe below:
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yield: Serves: 1
Try your favorite combination of fruit and cereal for a breakfast or snack that's ready in a minute.
1 cup high-fiber breakfast cereal
1/2 cup bran cereal
1/4 cup granola
1/2 cup favorite fruit
1 cup low-fat milk
1. In a microwavable bowl, combine the cereals.
2. Sprinkle with fruit.
3. Heat in microwave for 20-30 seconds, until fruit is warm, then pour cold milk over fruit.
4. Dig in.
Source: Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook
Don't forget to download my e-book that has lots of breakfast bread recipes to try on your family.
To receive your complimentary e-book on how to get your family excited about eating breakfast, go to the beginning section of this newsletter. And let me know what recipes were your family's favorites....
What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?
Celebrating Healthy Families 2006
Thanks for reading and have a great week!
Kindy --Your Family Dietitian
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